The National League of Cities has awarded New Bedford new medals for their involvement around the Michelle Obama initiative Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties. The city had previously received bronze and gold medals in three out of five of the Let’s Move goals (see previous post) but were recently awarded a medal for their work on a fourth goal.
Goal V: Active Kids at Play (Gold medal)
The new medal recognized New Bedford’s work mapping all playspaces, completing need assessment of playspaces, and developing programs such as Play in the Parks, to continue to increase physical activity opportunities for children.
For more information on New Bedford’s success with Let’s Move click here.